Monday, January 15, 2018

Curses, Boiled Again

Caution: do not read this book if you love lobster rolls and live no where near the ocean or have access to these tasty treats! In Curses, Boiled Again by Shari Randall, it's Aunt Gully's lobster rolls that get her into trouble.

Aunt Gully is excited to be a contestant in the YUM Network's search for the best lobster rolls. She recently opened her Lazy Mermaid Lobster Stand in Mystic Bay and is delighted to be competing against another local favorite Kahuna's and two other shops from Massachusetts and Maine. With both of her nieces, Allie and and Lorel, helping her, she's sure the shop will be a success.

Judges for the event include Broadway star and local celebrity Contessa Wells, Mayor Packer and YUM Network stars Rio and Rick Lopez. When the first lobster roll is served from Kahuna's, all four judges react as if they have been poisoned - in fact they have. In front of the horrified spectators, the four judges are treated by paramedics and rushed to hospitals.

When the police discover the contestants were, indeed, poisoned and one of them is dead, Allie jumps
in to keep her aunt from being a suspect. Searching for security video to prove that Ernie from Kahuna couldn't be guilty of poisoning only implicates her aunt. Not her intention.

As she investigates she discovers secrets about the others involved and finds herself unearthing some startling results.

This was a fun read and it was the first in the series. I hope there are more to come. I wonder what will happen to Allie, injured ballerina, turned lobster roll maker. 

1 comment:

Shari Randall said...

What a nice surprise to see Curses, Boiled Again! on your wonderful site! Thank you so much! I hope it didn't ruin your love of lobster rolls. ;)